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HEP Seminar: Trinity: An instrument to detect cosmogenic neutrinos with the Earth skimming technique

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Nepomuk Otte, Georgia Institute of Technology
When
06 September 2017 from 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Where
339 Davey Laboratory
Contact Name
Kohta Murase
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The predictions of the cosmogenic-neutrino flux at 1e9 GeV are pretty solid and

mostly depend on the composition of the primary flux of cosmic-rays above 1e10

GeV. It is, therefore, no surprise that the hunt to detect the first cosmogenic

neutrino is a hot topic in astroparticle physics. But pushing the experimental

sensitivity into the predicted flux region is a challenge. A major obstacle for

experiments is to obtain a large enough acceptance while keeping costs at

reasonable levels. I have performed a conceptual design study of a dedicated

array of Cherenkov telescopes that uses the Earth skimming technique to detect

tau neutrinos. My studies show that a fairly small Cherenkov telescope system

is sufficient to reach sensitivities that are competitive with other proposed

neutrino experiments in the same energy range, like ARA and ARIANNA, and outperforms

them in terms of costs. In this talk I present details of the design study and

discuss the proposed array of Cherenkov telescopes, which I named Trinity.

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